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    Hollywood Feminist of the Day: Helen Mirren

    Helen Mirren co-hosted the Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo over the weekend with Rosario Dawson. The concert honored Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee of Liberia and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen for their work integrating women into the peace building movement.

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    Corn to Be Wild: "Greasy Rider" Director Discusses his Cross-Country Biofuel Doc (Watch for FREE!)

    Blending elements of a cross-country travelogue and a chronicle of the grassroots effort to bolster the use of biofuel, JJ Beck and Joey Carey's "Greasy Rider" provides a number of faces for a political idea. The film is available to watch in its entirety, courtesy of SnagFilms.

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    "The Red Tail" Filmmakers On their Outsourcing Doc (Watch it for FREE!)

    "The Red Tail" Filmmakers On their Outsourcing Doc (Watch it for FREE!)

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    Banksy Plays Monopoly with Occupy London

    The Occupy London movement has a new centerpiece at St. Paul's Cathedral, courtesy of (we think) Banksy. This serves as the street artist's stamp of approval for the cause (which is planned to last for six months, costing the closed cathedral £16,000 per day in lost tourism revenue).

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    Broomfield's Sarah Palin Expose You Betcha! Goes to Content Film, Toronto

    Going on a quest for the "real" Sarah Palin sounds like setting out in pursuit of the Holy Grail—it's something that's guaranteed to be hard to find, if it exists at all. But Brit documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield tried to do just that in his drolly titled Sarah Palin: You Betcha!, which Conten...

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    Von Trier Talks Dogville Influence on Norway Massacre

    Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier finds himself at the center of yet another controversy. This time his film Dogville appears to have partly inspired extremist Anders B. Breivik, who is accused of executing a killing spree that left 69 people dead in Norway, reports Hollywood Elsewhere, who quotes som...

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    Don't Make Dan Savage Angry: A Warning to Rick Santorum

    My politics line up with Dan Savage's. But I'm still relieved we share the same last name, just in case I ever get on his bad side:Dan Savage's New Threat to Rick Santorum from Dan Savage

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    The Wangover: Jon Stewart On Weiner, Clinton, Sexting: Kimmel asks Paris Hilton: "Hot or Huge?"

    We've been studiously avoiding anything Weiner--but Jon Stewart on day five was too funny to not share. And here's Paris Hilton's take on Weiner pictures: Jimmy Kimmel asks her: Hot or Huge?

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    Earth Day Is April 22: Films, Festivals To Celebrate, Protect and Inspire

    As earthquakes, tsunamis and tornadoes remind us of our fragile planet, here's a round-up of offerings to celebrate Earth Day on April 22.

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    President Obama's Re-Election Campaign Ad; Directors Who Could Do It Better

    We all knew Obama would run for re-election. The real question is why use such a dull campaign video? Watch it below. Movieline suggests five Hollywood directors who would do a better job. Our favorite two are below.

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